The Hungry Years

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The Hungry Years
Studio album by Neil Sedaka
Released 1975
Genre Pop
Label The Rocket Record Company
Producer Neil Sedaka, Robert Appere

The Hungry Years is an album by Neil Sedaka, the title of which is an eponymous track from the album. It was released by the The Rocket Record Company in 1975.

The album is the American edition of Overnight Success, with two songs being replaced.

"Bad Blood," a duet with Elton John, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, was certified gold, and was the most commercially successful single of his career; his followup, a slowed-down, bluesy remake of his 1962 #1 smash "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," hit #8 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart over December 1975-January 1976. "The Queen of 1964," from his British-released Overnight Success album, reached #5 in the UK in March 1975.

Also, The Captain and Tennille's cover of Sedaka's "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" from "The Hungry Years," hit #3 on the Hot 100 and was certified gold.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield; except where indicated

Side One[edit]

  1. "Crossroads" (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody)
  2. "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" (Sedaka)
  3. "Stephen"
  4. "Bad Blood" (Sedaka, Cody) (duet with Elton John)
  5. "Your Favorite Entertainer" (Sedaka, Cody)
  6. "Baby Blue"

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Tit for Tat"
  2. "New York City Blues" (Sedaka, Cody)
  3. "When You Were Lovin' Me" (Sedaka, Cody)
  4. "The Hungry Years"
  5. "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" (slow version)

Bonus Tracks from the 1998 CD re-issue[edit]

  • (12) "Hey Mister Sunshine" (Dara Sedaka)
  • (13) "The Queen Of 1964"*
  • (14) "Betty Grable"
  • (15) "Goodman Goodbye"* (Sedaka, Cody)
  • "The Queen of 1964" was from Overnight Success; it was replaced by "Tit For Tat" in The Hungry Years.
  • "Goodman Goodbye" was from Overnight Success; it was replaced by "Your Favorite Entertainer" in The Hungry Years.